Pro Bowl NT La'Roi Glover finally broke his silence on his future with the Dallas Cowboys. Blogging The Boys regulars already know my prediction for La'Roi Glover - which I laid out in this post. The Cowboys can't afford to keep Glover as a back-up player.
Glover's comments today only solidify in my mind the ineveitable: Glover will be a cap-casualty. From the article:
"That would be true. I want to play. I do want to be a full-time guy," Glover said. "I'd like to have a bigger role."
Glover, 31, said he's had no talks with the Cowboys about his return. He's due a $1.5 million roster bonus in March, making his return questionable. (emphasis added)
This equation only has one answer. A gifted DT in the 4-3 defense, Glover wants to play full-time and would on a 4-3 team. He's stuck behind a high-priced recently signed free-agent - Jason Ferguson - in a 3-4 system that doesn't fit his talents. His cap number is over $7 million dollars and the Cowboys could save close to $6 million if they release him. They owe him $1.5 million at the beginning of March so they need to decide by then. To date, they haven't contacted Glover about restructuring his contract.
Anyway I look at this only leads to one thing: La'Roi GLover will play for a new team in 2006.